|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1906|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2008|
Jeanette's life was a great blessing
for the friends and family who loved
She achieved a rare and magnificent
milestone in reaching the age of 102.
What Is So Rare As A Day In June
What is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days . . .
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how;
Everything is happy now.
Everything is upward striving . . .
. . . and the eyes forget the tears
they have shed,
The heart forgets its sorrow and
ache . . .
~James Russell Lowell
It is fitting that Jeanette would go to
heaven on a beautiful sunny June day
because well into her hundreds she
liked to recite that famous poem that
she learned as a grammar school student
in Trinidad, Colorado so many years ago.
Jennie's father was Daniel Sutherland
and her mother was Rubena Dinsmore
Sutherland. She was her parents'
second child and sister to Daniel,
Grace and Rubena.
Her life was full of adventure, heady
times and lots of fun. Jeanette's life
began in a small southern Colorado
mining camp where her father was in
charge of a coal mining operation. She
arrived in Los Angeles in her mid 20s,
then on to Hollywood, Washington, DC,
back to Los Angeles and eventually
Washington state, first Seattle
in 1988 and then Bellingham in 1999.
High points of her career as a
registered nurse included working for a
famous actress of the 1940s - 1960s,
Rosalind Russell, meeting and
socializing with many actors of that
era including Cary Grant and Frank
Sinatra. Jeanette was travel companion
and secretary to Rosalind and that
afforded the opportunity to spend time
on many movie sets and attend Hollywood
parties where she had many fun times.
She was a friend, nurse and companion
to Rosalind for over 25 years.
From her early 20s Jen was a personal
friend of Ike and Mamie Eisenhower.
She was selected by them to be the
nurse at the White House during the
Eisenhower administration in the mid
1950s. When they retired she visited
Mamie in Arizona and both Ike and Mamie
in Palm Desert.
Jeanette's neighbor in Los Angeles was
actor Michael Landon. She loved the
theater, movies, concerts and parties.
Many happy days were spent going to the
movies in Los Angeles with her
Jeanette was a fearless world traveler
with trips to Europe, South America,
Mexico, Canada and Africa. Jen visited
many states including Hawaii, as early
She loved adventure and never missed an
opportunity to try something new and
sometimes risky. She was a fun person
to know and possessed a great sense of
humor. Five of her adjectives should
be included: daring, independent,
successful, calm and brave.
From the late 1940s to 1980s she was a
business woman while also carrying on
with her nursing career, finally
retiring at the age of 82 after over 50
years in nursing.
Jen rarely asked for help but was the
first one to offer it. Wonderful
memories of Jeanette live on with all
the people who were recipients of her
kindness, generosity and the fun and
laughter. Foremost of her admirers was
her only child, Eileen, who called her
sweet mother Little Po. She was a
truly wonderful lady who will be
greatly missed by her daughter Eileen
Evry and son-in-law Parviz Jalinoussi.
Parviz knew Jeanette for almost 35
years and loved and respected her. He
helped care for her in the last years
of her life.
Special gratitude to Darla Prince and
Karen Kelly, who met Jeanette late in
her life and spent time with her at
home, visited her in the nursing home,
brought her food and gifts and most
Daughter of the Scottish Highlands by
ancestry and love of the culture, it is
appropriate that the Sutherland clan's
motto is Sans Peur - Fearless; she
The sadness of death pales on
reflection of a life lived in
There will be no funeral at her
Created by: jhon
Record added: Jul 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27991489